1940s 9ct 9k Gold Ladies Wedding Ring, Vintage Utility Band Size L.5 / 6.Add to Wishlist
Simple traditional vintage 9 carat gold wedding ring. This vintage gold wedding band has been crafted in lightly court / comfort fit shape with a low domed exterior and a rounded interior with softened edges. It's a narrow width band and would look great stacked with another ring or band. The inside is fully hallmarked with British marks for 9 carat gold dating to early 1940s. The maker's mark is T&S, possibly for Tandy & Sons, a jeweller in business during the late 19th to mid 20th century.
During World War II (1939-1945) certain metals were reserved specifically for use for the war effort. Wedding rings were previously traditionally crafted in 22ct gold. Gold, needed for some machinery, was limited and people were permitted rings of up to 2 pennyweights, approx 3 grams, each for their wedding rings. The interior of these rings, known as utility rings, are stamped with an additional mark, an O in square to indicate they are utility rings.
Hallmarked for 9 carat gold, assayed in Chester, date letter for 1942. The gold is a soft yellow colour.
Size: UK - L.5; US - 6; EU - 16,5. These rings are often made in a heavy gauge wire with the very centre being hallow (like a Twizzler!) to keep them within the prescribed weight. We don't think this one is, but are unable to be certain until it's cut. Because of this we'd recommend against resizing this ring.
Measures 2.45 mm wide and rises 1.5 mm tall off the finger.
Weighs 2 grams.
This is the ring on the left in the photo and the top ring in the video. It is more yellow in colour than the other ring shown.